Victims of trafficking are entitled to help and protection from the UK Government via the National Referral Mechanism. The National Referral Mechanism has been put in place to identify victims of trafficking and refer them to organisations that will offer help and support. They can also get independent emotional, medical and practical help which could include:
- Finding temporary safe accommodation.
- Helping with medical treatment.
- Having someone to help them cope with their experience.
- Providing an interpreter/translator to help communicate in English.
- Independent legal advice.
The Salvation Army provides immediate and intensive support to ensure victims of trafficking are given the best possible chance of recovery, with the aim of restoring each individual’s dignity and freedom. The support offers unconditional assistance and is available to any trafficked adult in England and Wales, irrespective of race, gender, religion, sexuality, or immigration status.
Migrant Help is responsible for support services for adult female and male victims of Human Trafficking. For cases in Scotland and NI they are a primary contact. Available 24 hours a day.
The Poppy Project provides support, advocacy and accommodation to trafficked women.
Kalayaan Provide advice, advocacy and support services in the UK for migrant domestic workers.
Medaille Trust help women, young men and children who have been freed from human-trafficking. They provide safe housing
and offer opportunities for physical and psychological healing and rehabilitation.
Unseen's vision is a world without slavery. It works both on the frontline providing direct support to modern slavery survivors and on the big picture, tackling the systemic issues that allow slavery to survive. Unseen runs safe housing and outreach services for survivors, and operates the UK’s Modern Slavery Helpline. It equips business, healthcare workers, the police and frontline agencies with training, advice and resources to identify and support potential victims. It works to improve government policy and legislation, and to influence wider consumer choices.
The UK Government has produced a leaflet to support victims of trafficking.